"In this picture the infant is followed through his domestic day from the time of his waking at six o'clock in the morning until the final breast feeding at ten o'clock at night. His dressing, bathing, feeding, daytime naps, play, and general care are presented in concrete detail along with an interpretation of the significance of his various reactions. For the most part the picture is non-technical and well suited for viewing by groups interested in the training and care of the infant." Producer, quoted in Educational Film Catalog (1939)
Produced by Dr. Arnold Gesell, director, Yale Clinic of Child Development.
1. What a 12 week old baby is like. It is totally helpless, it sleeps a lot and its arms and legs are fixed in a flexed position.
2. Goes through the motor social and intellectual development between 4 months and a year or so, rather in depth. By about 5 months babies are quite cute and responsive to familiar people around them. Grabbing a rattle takes 9 or10 months to get to.
That mirror thing at 1 year. Heck, I vaguely remember being 3 or 4 years old in front of my mothers vanity and not sure what that image was. "Is that me?" and "What's going on here? The room is ass backwards." "Hmmm, lipstick they call this. Maybe I should put some on.."
Informative film. New parents would learn a lot here.
January 24, 2013 Subject:
You wanna rattle?
Seemingly two films in one, the first part is, yes, just as the film describes, a look into a full day of a baby. Much feeding and sleeping is involved, much to everyone's surprise. After that part, the film then talks about how babies learn, both mentally and socially. It seems this appears to be another film, but they blend in quite nicely. The babies shown here don't seem all that exploited as most medical films of these type are. Just normal kids brought in from time to time it looks like.